What Happened the Year You Were Born?

Peace Baby!  Have you wondered what was happening during the year you were born.  I did some research and here are a few things that happened in 1960, the year I was born:

  1. The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4.
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published.
  3. The 50-star flag of the United States debuts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  4. Muhammad Ali wins a gold medal at the summer Olympics.
  5. Elvis Presley returns from Germany after serving in the Armed Forces for 2 years.
  6. Vietnam War: The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers will be sent to Vietnam.
  7. U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy is nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention.
  8. U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon is nominated for President at the Republican National Convention.
  9. Robert F. Kennedy calls Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, and secures his release from jail on a traffic violation in Atlanta, Georgia.
  10. First successful kidney transplant is performed in the United Kingdom.
  11. Basketball player Wilt Chamberlain grabs 55 rebounds.
  12. The Birth Control Pill Is Approved
  13. Presidential Debates are televised  
  14. Sit in begins at the Woolworth Lunch Counter in Greensboro, NC 
  15. Hollywood Walk of Fame begins.  Joanne Woodward is given the first star. 
Leave us a comment with the year you were born and an event that took place that year. We love history.

Source:  Wikipedia